The new band was formed in February 2001, when Tumblin Dice broke up.
Dave and Simon wanted to keep playing in some way, even as a two-piece with the aid of a woodpecker box (drum simulator).
After a couple of weeks, Ian decided that he also wanted to carry on playing and an invitation was made to Arson to try out as drummer.
The above four band members, started intensive rehearsals to bring Arson up to speed on the current set-list and also to introduce some new material more suited to Simon's vocal qualities.
In March, the name "Under The Influence" was picked and new gigs were booked.